Ryah among thousands to attend Woodgate Fair
GOOD TIMES: Easter Monday was Easter fun-day for Ryah Anderson and more than 8000 others who attended the Woodgate Easter Fair.
WITH smiles on their faces and show bags in their hands, more than 8000 visitors from Mackay to Sydney arrived for the annual Woodgate Easter Fair.
From gourmet food stalls to the much-anticipated return of the camel rides, there was something for everyone at Woodgate Sports Oval on Easter Monday.
Woodgate Community Events president Helen Brett said the annual event was a resounding success.
“It has been absolutely phenomenal,” she said.
“The stallholders I’ve spoken to seem to be very happy.”
Mrs Brett said she caught up with visitors, many visiting Woodgate for the first time, who were surprised at the size of the event.
“I was talking to a lady from Sydney who could not believe such a small town could hold such a major event,” she said.
“It really puts Woodgate on the map – that’s a cliché but that’s what it does.”
Mrs Brett said the event’s success could be attributed to the hardworking volunteers who began their day early, directing traffic and providing information.
“We had about 20 volunteers on the day plus the clean-up crew,” she said.
“We had volunteers from the Childers PCYC who came in at about 11am and cleaned up.
“The volunteers are essential and we couldn’t do this without them.”
After a five-year absence, Mrs Brett said the camel rides proved popular with kids.
Woodgate Community Events secretary-treasurer John Trevor said the event provided a significant boost to the local economy.
CAMEL RIDERS: Matthew and Sophie Zipf at the Woodgate Easter Fair on Monday.
Elyse, Renate and Jenna Katt with Bella.
Jake Scotney had his face painted.
Glenn and Eli Taylor.
Krystal and Isabella Bettridge.